She last worked as the European General Manager of EndoGastric Solutions based in Brussels before finally transitioning into the art world, opening her contemporary art gallery in San Francisco in Art has always been a passion for Joan, her main criteria for art- It has be color; it has to be unique and it has to make you think. Joan operate her business like a startup, and manage her artists like new product launches. She is committed to building the careers of her artists, and offering her collectors artists who are innovative with a strong, future career in the arts.
A student of dance, theater and screenwriting for many years, Maria has produced and directed live theater in Los Angeles, and launched and directed Salon Oblique in Venice, CA, a boutique art salon and gallery. Salon Oblique, like ArtPadSF, worked with performance, video, installation, and traditional media to create unique and theatrical events.
Maria is active with the Arts for a Better Bay Area ABBA coalition and works with her colleagues at other major arts organizations in the region on education, advocacy and inclusion issues as they relate to arts, economic and community-building public endeavors.
Since she has been conspiring with Bay Area talent to create and showcase provocative performance, education and advocacy. In she founded the Ask First Campaign to raise awareness about consent, and has brought the project to the Folsom Street Fair for the third year in a row. Her studies focus on the health, safety, and human rights of sex workers. Holloway advocates for sex worker justice through the ever-intersecting avenues of activism, community organizing, politics, and art.
Before joining SOMArts to manage communications and outreach, they developed violence prevention curricula and programs for Futures Without Violence. Sarah brings both their non-profit street smarts and their creative vision to cultural work. Website Tom DeCaigny, Director of Cultural Affairs, SF Arts Commission Before coming to the Arts Commission, Tom DeCaigny was an independent consultant, strategist and facilitator with over fifteen years of leadership experience in the fields of arts and culture, youth development and education.
DeCaigny previously served nine years as Executive Director of Performing Arts Workshop, a San Francisco-based organization dedicated to helping marginalized young people develop critical thinking, creative expression and basic learning skills through the arts.
DeCaigny has a B. The Art of Sex Work is a multidisciplinary group exhibition created by, and in celebration of, sex workers. The exhibition will encourage viewers to challenge dominant narratives about sex workers. The Art of Sex Work exhibit now until February 25th, Local headlines from around the Bay Area! Technical institutes, community colleges, and coding schools have turned the career paths of nerds and gamers into a basic skill set. The social network that was built to connect people is leading the way with a new bereavement policy, aimed at allowing employees to take time off to properly care for, or mourn immediate or extended family members.
Shipyard project delayed after contractor admits faking soil samples BizJournals. New construction for Hunters Point is on pause, while the Navy reviews the process. Reimagining Justice on Feb 23 from 7 - 9 pm. This series of talks around ending mass criminalization and mass incarceration will take place at First Congregational Church in Oakland. Tickets are on a sliding scale. Noise Pop , through Feb The leading independent music festival has expanded to include film, at various locations around San Francisco.
The epic story of three generations of Afghan women and their remarkable resilience, A Thousand Splendid Suns is set amidst the war-torn streets of modern-day Kabul. Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini. The Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now through Feb